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Tilghman fine-tuning system

Following the resignation
of Randy Wyatt, former Warren
Central head coach Mike
Rogers takes over a Tilghman
squad that went 8-6 and made
the state semifi nals a year ago.
Rogers said there is a lot of
work left to be done to reach
that next level, but coaches
have already installed their entire
packages into their offense
and defense.

“Now it’s all about fi ne-tuning
them and getting better at
what we do,” he said. “So far we
have been vanilla with the looks
on both sides of the ball. Now
we have to start giving them odd
situations so they will be able
to handle them when the time

Sixteen players listed on last
year’s roster have graduated,
including Darrius Spivey-Nunn,
Miles Butler and Derek Overstreet,
who will all be playing
at Division I universities in the

With so many players graduated,
Rogers said there are plenty
of position battles right now.
“We’re working a lot of kids
at a lot of different positions
and working with some of the
younger kids to fill roles at
special teams and as backups,
which can be the toughest thing
sometimes,” Rogers said.

Rogers added that he hopes to
have some positions solidifi ed
next week, though he said he
has liked what he has seen out
of quarterback Jessie Dunigan,
lineman Quennon Wilson and
converted running back Tyler
Scarbrough, who will be playing
on the line this season.

“He’s always been a back but
we have moved up due to our
lack of depth up front,”
Rogers said of Scarbrough.

“For a senior who
has played running back
his whole life to want to
help the team in that way
really says a lot.”

For the final month before
the season begins, it’ll
be all about comfort for
the Blue Tornado.

“We just have to get
more used to our schemes
with repetition during
practices,” Rogers said.

“We have a lot to figure
out still, but we feel good
about where we’re at now.”

Tilghman begins the
season Aug. 23 at home
against cross-county rival
McCracken County.

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